then the question is what is the difference between believing and being baptized. Now this thread is not about either.
I found this Protestant-Catholic Dialogue and listened to it in its entirety. There are 10 segments, each 10 minutes.
The motivating force behind this dialogue tells that she was born in Germany, raised Lutheran and then came to America and found Jesus.
A Lutheran came to America and found Jesus and then after reading the Bible had questions.
She wondered…How can the Bible teach Protestant and Catholic beliefs? This is the reason for the dialogue.
The speakers do a fair job however they each leave much for discussion.
Catholic Apologist, Vic Scaravilli, and Protestant Pastor, Doug Hallock meet to respectfully discuss two questions every Christian should consider. If you’ve wondered why there are so many denominations or practices among Christian churches, this Dialogue might interest you. The two presenters offer answers to two key questions:
- Where does ultimate authority reside regarding the beliefs, worship, and practice of the Christian faith?
- By what criteria should a Christian judge a local congregation, church, or ministry group to be faithful to Christ and His teachings since they often contradict one another in doctrine and practice?
Since the discussants leave room for discussion I thought it would be interesting to ask all to participate and fill in the gaps, 10 minutes at a time. Since I started this thread and to keep things on track I ask that discussion on each segment continue until such time that the next segment is posted.
I will do my best to observe and carry the discussion forward introducing the next segment with my thoughts and ask yours.
You will find it interesting that towards the end of the first video that the Protestant discusser hands out teaching material or extra-biblical material.
Notice that the Protestant declares brotherhood based on beliefs. This is an overwhelming theme as to who is part of the “Christian Church” defined by those that believe.
So, here in this post I suggest not answering someone elses post if possible however I know from time to time that will happen. I suggest that posting be done as if in response to something the speaker said and you feel needs elaboration, explanation, or just your :twocents:
I already put my two cents in for this segment. This may be interesting, it may be boring, it may be who knows…just thought I would try something new.